June 22,2006 04:22

Lotus - Just A Little

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提起香港的 Canton-Pop﹐不能不提許冠傑﹐他不單是早期的粵語歌曲唱作人﹐更橫跨粵語樂壇達30年﹐縱然1993年曾一度引退﹐但2004年東山再起﹐又使到樂迷瘋狂輪候他的復出演唱會門票。雖然他的首張粵語專輯“鬼馬雙星” 於1974年面世﹐可是他早在1967年已以 Lotus 樂團名義出版首張英語單曲 Just A Little。
Lotus 樂團在香港稱為“蓮花樂隊”﹐成員有5人﹐根據90年代一本音樂雜誌 Top所稱﹐他們包括 Sam Hui 許冠傑 (主音)﹑Danny So 蘇雄 (Rhythm結他)﹑Wallace Chow 周華年 (主音結他)﹑Albert Li (貝斯) 及 David Cheung 張俊英 (鼓) 。Just A Little為他們在鑽石唱片的首張單曲﹐另一張為 I’ll Be Waiting。據說Sam Hui因不理經理人反對簽約1967年剛啟播的TVB ﹐而遭唱片公司雪藏﹐故60年代時期出版唱片不多﹐可是當他成為 TVB 一週五晚的 Star Show節目主持人﹐卻大受歡迎。直到1969年他進入香港大學攻讀心理學﹐因功課太忙而離開了Lotus﹐不過首先離開的應是 Albert Lee ﹐因為他離港往外國升學﹐不久 Lotus亦告解散。

Just A Little (1967/Diamond) 原為美國三藩市樂團Beau Brummels首張專輯 Introducing The Beau Brummels (1965/Autumn) 的歌曲﹐但 Lotus 唱起來比原版更具味道。1974年 Sam Hui 出版首張粵語粵輯﹐便改編了此曲為粵語版“等玉人”﹐收錄於鬼馬雙星 (1974/ Polydor) 專輯中。1992年新一代樂團/歌手為對 Sam Hui 引退而推出致敬專輯﹐太極樂團便曾翻唱“等玉人”﹐ 收錄於“華納群星難忘你許冠傑” 合輯 (1992/Warner)
中﹐同年太極收錄了第二個版本於他們的 Crystal 專輯 (1992/Warner) 中。


Just A Little: Beau Brummels 的原曲於1965年打上Billboard 流行榜第8位﹐而 Lotus的版本則出版於1967年﹐直到1990年才首度數碼化﹐收錄於“香港經典金曲形藏集 Polygram Presents Hong Kong Pop Music History ’60-’90”(1990/ Philips) 18 CD Boxset中。
(Ronald Elliot / Robert Durand)

I can't stay, yes I know
You know I hate to go
But goodbye, love was sweet
Our worlds can never meet
So I'll cry just a little 'cause I love you so
And I'll die just a little 'cause I have to go away

Can't you see how I feel
When I say love's unreal
But goodbye, it's been sweet
Even though incomplete
So I'll cry just a little 'cause I love you so
And I'll die just a little 'cause I have to go away

Every night I still hear
All your sighs very clear
Now love's gone, gone away
As I once heard you say
Now I've cried just a little 'cause I loved you so
And I've died just a little 'cause I had to go

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等玉人
(Ronald Elliot / Robert Durand 曲﹐許冠傑 詞)

正夜闌 碎夢殘 盼玉人 未見返
記舊情 眼淚盈 怨負盟 獨對影
愛海鴛鴦一朝變泡影
對景孤單悲泣暗怨恨你負情

愛已斷 暗自憐 往日情 恨變遷
冷夜靜 怨薄命 隔異地 念愛卿
愛海鴛鴦一朝變泡影
對景孤單悲泣暗怨恨你負情

對月誓 愛難忘 痛斷腸 淚已乾
往日情 意萬重 嘆別離 夢已空
愛海鴛鴦一朝變泡影
對景孤單悲泣暗怨恨你負情



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    [Danny So 蘇雄 (Rhythm結他)﹑Wallace Chow 周華年 (主音結他)﹑Albert Lee (貝斯) 及張俊英 (鼓)]

    My memory tells that Danny So 蘇雄 was the bassist and Albert Lee the rhythm guitarist during the period The Lotus appeared in TVB's "Star Show".
    | 檢舉 | Posted by Eddie Ho at June 22,2006 22:55
    Dear Eddie Ho,

    Thanks for your information. I got this info from a music magazine "Top" in the 90's. Actually I don't really believe all of their info as I already found something they wrote was wrong.
    I will leave my article as what I wrote and wait for some time in order to collect more comments from the readers. Later on I will revise the contents.

    Moreover, do you know who are the members of the Lotus during the 70's?

    Thanks again.

    | 檢舉 | Posted by Muzikland at June 23,2006 01:43
    Dear Muzikland,

    According to the booklet inside the “鑽石名曲選” album, the family name of the rhythm guitarist Albert (李松江) is with the spelling of “Li”.

    When Sam Hui left the band for personal development in the late 60's, Danny So became the lead vocals and Johnson Wong then joined the team as the electronic organist to replace Albert Li. I recall that RTV did produce a weekly music show programme for the Lotus some periods of time in 1972/1973 after Sam's leaving. In fact, the Lotus didn't disband officially until the late Wallace Chow became the key producer of Polygram in the early 80's. Also, old and new members of the Lotus were always good friends and good working partners of Sam throughout his pursuit of personal show business development like movies, live show or record studio, etc. in the 70's & 80's. Other music professionals who were once members of the band include Patrick Yeung 楊喬興 (replacing Danny So as both the bassist & vocals) and Bingo Tso曹榮臻 (replacing Johnson Wong as the organist) both from the disbanded “Jade” (玉石樂隊)。
    | 檢舉 | Posted by Eddie Ho at June 23,2006 06:39
    Dear Eddie Ho,

    I have the corrections of Li instead of Lee.

    On the other hand, I read the magazine that Sam Hui and Danny So both wants to be the lead singer, and it's a reason that Lotus disbanded in the late 60's, do you think it's true?
    | 檢舉 | Posted by Muzikland at June 23,2006 11:17
    Dear Muzikland and Eddie,

    In what year the Lotus officially disband? I know it existed in 1979.

    Who are the members of 玉石樂隊 at different points in time?

    Also, do you have info on 原素樂隊 and 文就波樂隊???

    Thanks.
    | 檢舉 | Posted by C at July 23,2006 10:30
    Dear C,

    The Lotus有否正式宣佈解散,這點我真的沒有資料。但其實自樂隊的領班Wallace Chow周華年在八十年代初期轉為替寶麗金唱片公司做監製及錄音的工作後,The Lotus基本上已名存實亡。

    Jade玉石樂隊,原中文名稱是"翡翠樂隊"。改名原因是當時佳視CTV剛開台,並和樂隊簽约,為他們辦了個音樂節目,藉以抗衡TVB的"温拿狂想曲"。但佳視又不想樂隊的原中文名稱會有替TVB的翡翠台宣傳之嫌,故要求樂隊改中文名字,终變成後來的"玉石樂隊"。亞Lam林子祥是樂隊的早期主音歌手,其他成員有Albert Cheung 張武孝 (大Al)、Patrick Yeung 楊喬興(bassist & vocals)、Bingo Tso 曹榮臻(organist/pianoist & vocals)、Tony Tang (lead guitarist)及Robert Shum (drummer)。

    http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs303&d=06290&f=Jade.JPG

    其後樂隊成員轉變頗大,我的記憶中,加入替補其他離隊成員,有Albert Yeung 細Al、Tommy Choi、Willie Fung 威利、Danny Suen 及Kenny Cheng 鄭子固(May Cheng 鄭寶雯的兄長)等。

    http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs203&d=06270&f=Jade2ndGeneration.jpg


    文就波是文志唱片的老闆,他本是樂師出身,故他的唱片公司錄音伴奏樂隊就以他為名吧,而我並不清楚樂隊的成員資料。

    至於D'Elements原素樂隊,想信blog主muzikland最清楚他們的資料,就請由muzikland回應吧。
    | 檢舉 | Posted by Eddie Ho at July 24,2006 01:17
    Dear Eddie,
    Thank you very much for the valuable information! You and Muzikland should consider writing a book outlining the HK music scene from the 1960s!
    | 檢舉 | Posted by C at July 24,2006 10:04
    Dear C﹐

    我印象中當年報紙曾有提及蓮花解散的消息﹐不過我忘記是那一年了﹐因為我記得看到那一段新聞時﹐我心還在在想“怎麼還有蓮花的呢﹐不是早就拆夥了嗎﹖”
    因為當時70年代許冠傑的名字太響了﹐蓮花其實只是成為他的伴奏樂隊而已。 所以可能是早就散了﹐只是後來也作一個公開的宣佈吧。

    至於寫書﹖你太過獎了﹐我那些只是東湊西拼﹐文筆也不好﹐怎寫呢。Eddie 才是豐富的資料家啊。

    Dear Eddie,

    關於元素樂隊﹐我對他們認識不深。聽聞他們組成於60年代的﹐但我最深刻的歌曲還是70年代改編自Una Paloma Blanca 的趁放假要去開心。所以關於他們﹐還是請你介紹吧。
    | 檢舉 | Posted by Muzikland at July 25,2006 02:29
    Dear Muzikland,

    不知道唱片公司雪藏的傳言是不是真的?我也有那一期Top Magazine,那是我收集60年代樂隊唱片的重要參考書!可惜現在已經沒有這一種認真的音樂雜誌了!

    我有資料顯示Loutus的前身叫聖蓮樂隊,那個時候Sam Hui還沒有加入。

    我發現Sam Hui的歌迷會的網說Just a Litte是Sam"首隻親自撰寫的作品"!太離譜了!

    http://www.samhuifanclub.com/Story/story01.htm
    | 檢舉 | Posted by Stephen at August 12,2006 10:46
    Dear Stephen﹐

    Top 算是一本很不錯的雜誌﹐我當年也有買﹐不過若細心留意的話﹐都有頗多錯誤的資料﹐唉﹐但是現今要找這類雜誌也頗難了。

    至於Just A Little 的錯誤﹐不妨留言讓他們知道啊﹐不要讓他們誤傳下去。
    | 檢舉 | Posted by Muzikland at August 12,2006 11:29
    Dear Muzkiland,

    你指的錯誤是有關60年代樂隊的那一期Top嗎?你發現了什麼錯?那一期Top的資料有部份都是參考60年代出的"歌迷俱樂部"雜誌的。

    有關聖蓮樂隊,有一張珍貴的圖片同大家分享一下,是在港台60年代香港樂壇音樂會的特刊中scan出來的,我沒有其他有關聖蓮樂隊的資料了。

    http://show.imagehosting.us/show/1526547/0/nouser_1526/T0_-1_1526547.jpg
    | 檢舉 | Posted by Stephen at August 13,2006 00:31
    Dear Stephen,

    主要錯得最多是人名方面啦﹐不過因為一直都有買 Top﹐所以發現其他期數也有錯誤的地方。不曉得是植字錯誤﹑校對或是其他甚麼問題了。

    謝謝你的相片﹐非常珍貴﹐請多來分享。
    | 檢舉 | Posted by Muzikland at August 13,2006 01:09

    上網搵just a little…點知第一個google search就係你個blog~哈哈…thanks ar =)
    | 檢舉 | Posted by Ricky Chan at January 27,2008 13:44

    Dear Ricky Chan,

    早就給你這部落格網址啦﹐是你不來玩而已。哈哈哈~

    歡迎來Muzikland玩~
    | 檢舉 | Posted by Muzikland at January 30,2008 03:36

    Albert Li (Lotus 蓮花樂隊成員) 接受訪問






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